Last edited 22 Nov 2017

Conservation articles and news

IHBC update on MATE - Membership Application Training Events

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Kate Kendall, lead on our Membership Application Training Events, offers her update on progress in supporting applications for conservation accreditation.

IHBC welcomes HE Conservation Principles update consultation - closes 2 Feb 2018

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Historic England’s Conservation Principles, offers guidance on its approach to its own research and advice on designation, planning and conservation.

IHBC welcomes update of environment website for Scotland

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Scotland’s environment newly launched website reflects how technology, design and user needs are constantly evolving as has their website since its creation in 2009.

Icon launches next five-year strategy - 2017-21

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Institute of Conservation’s (Icon’s) next five-year strategy 2017-21 has been launched.

£1Million restoration boost from Europe for Rothesay Pavilion


More than £1 Million of European funding for the restoration of Rothesay Pavilion will help create new jobs, according to Economy Secretary Keith Brown.

London landmark Admiralty Arch to become luxury Waldorf Astoria hotel

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Admiralty Arch, designed by Sir Aston Webb (completed in 1912) as part of the Queen Victoria memorial scheme, is being transformed into a luxury hotel, apartments and club.

Radical plans unveiled to pedestrianise Oxford Street


Radical plans to pedestrianise London’s Oxford Street have been unveiled in a move intended to address air quality concerns and lessen problems of overcrowding in London.

Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties

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ICOMOS is pleased to share the ‘ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties document.’

2017 Senior Managers’ Risk Report from Zurich Municipal – the role of the public sector

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The Report examines changing attitudes about the role of the public sector in an era of austerity with commentator noting: ‘The danger is if councils lose their moral purpose’.

£450m development at Ayrshire leisure and tourism complex at Loudoun Castle

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Developer behind Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is in talks re a major role in the leisure, tourism and residential development planned for SW Scotland creating a possible 1,000 jobs.